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Bed in a Chest

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2008

New from George Smith is the Bed in a Chest. It can be used as a footstool or even a coffee table--if you plop a drink tray on top of it--during the daytime. At night the chest opens up for a clever little sleeping spot.

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A magical, disappearing television.

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2008

For those of us who like to watch a little late night television in bed. It has to be seen in action! Via.

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Curbly Video Podcast: Give Old, Shabby Furniture a Fresh, Modern Facelift.

By: Chrisjob Mar 24, 2008

My three-year-old niece just moved from the nursery to her first “big girl room,” and the only thing holding back her new space’s style is this worn dresser from the 1960’s. It’s in good shape, but the finish is tired, and there are several broken pieces that are simply unacceptable for a toddler’s room. So, as a birthday gift, I wanted to turn this tattered piece into a sparkling pop bureau that suits… Continue Reading

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Fabric Journals by John Robshaw at Barnes and Noble.

By: Chrisjob Mar 24, 2008

Style continue to come to the masses. This time, textilist John Robshaw offers six fabric covered journals perfect for your daily thoughts, sketches, for illustrating, or to catalog the previous night's dreams. $15-ish, in the stationary section. Thanks, Decor8!


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50 Alternative Uses for Tennis Balls

By: Diy maven Mar 24, 2008

Tennis balls aren’t just for the courts anymore. Life Hackery offers up 50 uses for the fuzzy spheres, none of them involving rackets. Hints on the list include wrapping sandpaper around them to sand curvy surfaces, cutting them in half to make jar openers, and converting them into field mice condos. For the entire list, visit Life Hackery.

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Amazingly Intricate, Handmade Felt Plush Toys by Muju.

By: Chrisjob Mar 24, 2008

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness. I am totally impressed with these felt creations by Etsy artists Mrs. and Mr. Muju. I don't really  know what they are, and that makes them all the more desirable. The detail is incredible, and the lines are near perfect. That's some fine scissor work, Mujus. Hooray for felt!

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Make a Folded Paper Lampshade.

By: Chrisjob Mar 24, 2008

 This creased origami lampshade is simply beautiful, and apparently quite easy to make  yourself. And it beats the pants of those IKEA Noguchi knockoffs...


1 piece medium to heavyweight paper 14" x 22"

Double sided tape 

Bone Folder

Fire retardant spray

Lamp or glass candle

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Low Cost Ways to Conserve Water at Home.

By: Chrisjob Mar 24, 2008

Save money and save the planet with these tips from YahooGreen:

Reduce water use from showers and faucets

  • No cost: Limit shower time to 5 minutes or less.
  • Less than $10: Install an on/off valve between the shower arm and showerhead.
  • $10-$50: Install a low-flow (less than 2 gallons per minute) showerhead. 
  • $20-$50: Insulate all accessible hot-water pipes, especially those within 3 feet of the… Continue Reading
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How to Make an Eco-Friendly Reusable Bag (Video Tutorial)

By: Chrisjob Mar 24, 2008

"The next time you're asked if you want a paper or plastic bag at the grocery store, you will be able to politely decline and then put your goodies in this handmade shopping bag. Strut out of the store with DIY pride!"


Etsy video teamed up with BurdaStyle for this great video podcast on making the open source Charlie grocery bag.

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Make a Mini S'mores Grill.

By: Chrisjob Mar 24, 2008

S'mores from the microwave are convenient, but just don't offer that toasty goodness of the open flame. Instructable-r JWilson27 offers a step-by-step to create a mini, safe grill/firepit for inside s'moring....


(1) Cedar Plank
(4) Bolts - 1/4 inch and 2 and 1/2 inches tall
(4) Nuts - 1/4 inch
(4) Optional washers for the bolts
(1) 2.5oz Stainless Steel Condiment Cup
(1) Box of cheap toothpick

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